Location: Southern California (Riverside County)
|Actually, and I realize that this is exactly what people who practice spot-burning like, but I really appreciate pictures that show the area, etc. in reports. Not necessarily because I'm going to go google everywhere I can think of to find that spot, but because my own fishing skills are not so great and moreso than looking for specific spots, I'm trying to see similarities between productive spots and rigs compared to the non-productive spots and rigs that I seem to usually find on my own...
I had similar problems with gold prospecting for a long time. I know what I'm SUPPOSED to look for, but until I developed enough experience to read the ACTUAL land and what I had READ I should look for, there was a criticial disconnect... and I rarely would have a 'flash in the pan' when out panning or sluicing.
Unfortunately, I realize that posting pictures of your honey holes that have any identifying markers in them is pretty much the same as soaking the area with lighter fuel and throwing down a match... people will recognize the area and flock there.
As for the people who destroy a spot physically (litter, vandalism, etc) moreso than just spot burning, in my experience it's usually the people who support fishing bans who go on tourist trips to these places that leave their soda cans, beer bottles, and chip bags around the place. Most fishermen I've met (maybe I've just been lucky) may leave a little line laying around once in a while (I admit, I've lost track of some mono "ends" when I had to clip off a bit of extra leader material) but I have only rarely encountered a fisherman who blithely left a ratted nest of line tangled all around the environment...
*** I'm back in Riverside County now. Anyone around up for some fishing? What about So Cal beaches?